Chef Ish Toro
Executive Chef at Perricone's Marketplace & Cafe
Raised in Florida and of Puerto Rican decent, Chef Ish is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Miami. Prior to Perricone's, he was a chef in various local restaurants, including Berries in the Grove, Novecento Coral Gables, and P.F. Changs the Falls and North Miami. His manner of cooking combines these different food cultures, resulting in a uniquely fused and wholesome style. He believes in local sourcing when possible for his produce and fish needs, and after taste, places his biggest emphasis on food quality and consistency.
Chef Ish takes his cue from his long-time friend and mentor Steven Perricone, who brought him through the ranks at Perricone's during his time at Johnson & Wales. Here Chef Ish developed a strong foundation of Italian homestyle cooking, which he now merges with other flavors. There may be a mouthwatering Frutti Di Mare Pasta as a special one day and Pan-Seared Snapper with Tostones and Florida Citrus Mojo, the next.